The '''Central Baptist Association''' is an association of churches located from South Carolina
, with most of the churches being in eastern Tennessee
and southwestern Virginia
. In 1956, some churches of the Eastern District Primitive Baptists|Primitive Baptist
Association separated and formed the Central Baptist Association. The churches entering this new organization desired to be more progressive and to provide a home for homeless and destitute children. They adopted the name Central Baptist "as an indication of our acceptance of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, varying neither to the right or left" (Minutes, 1996, p.4). In 1996 there were almost 4000 members in 34 churches located in five states. Currently they have headquarters in Jasper, Virginia
, including a tabernacle, a children's home and a youth Bible camp.
"The work of the Association includes the building of a fellowship of churches to provide, first for a general...